BYP100 2016 Election Summer Organizing Fellowships

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BYP100 believes that civic engagement is not the beginning or the end of the work we’re building towards a vision of radical black liberation. It is a tool and an opportunity to build power, infrastructure, and data on black youth to help influence our ongoing campaigns and organizational initiatives.

In this election we will be running community-based, black youth led registration, education and turnout initiatives focused on engaging the community we represent—young black people between the ages of 18-35. We will not be focusing on candidates (Presidential or otherwise), but on how this election impacts our communities outside of candidate personality politics.


 BYP100 will be looking to hire 5 summer fellows. These fellows will need to be in one of our chapter cities or in one of our growth cities amongst the cities listed below:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Detroit, MI
  • Durham, NC
  • Jackson, MS
  • Oakland, CA
  • New York City, NY
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Washington, DC (Focusing on work in MD and VA)

 Fellowship Role Description

 2016 Election Fellowships (20­-30 hours per week) – $1250/month

 Skills Required:

  • Experience organizing issue­based and/or electoral campaigns
  • Experience supporting volunteers
  • Experience supporting field tactics (Street teams, doorknocking, phonebanks, forums, social events, etc.) from conception, through implementation, and evaluation
  • Outgoing, positive, and open personality
  • Commitment to the empowerment and engagement of Black youth
  • Open and receptive to feedback and commitment to development and adaptation personally and professionally

Fellows will be responsible for implementing, tracking, and evaluating the following deliverables:

  • Registering young black voters between the ages of 18-35
  • Developing, cultivating, and sustaining relationships with unique volunteers beyond existing BYP100 membership
  • Developing a metric­driven partnership with local organizations or local affiliates of national organizations to further BYP100’s election work
  • Managing volunteer street teams, doorknocks and phonebanks on Saturdays, Sundays, and/or weekday nights
  • Creating unique, creative, and exciting election events that engage black youth in ways that current election work is not and helps build community
  • Integrating election work and narratives into existing BYP100 chapter events and activities
  • Training other black youth on the power and purpose of engaging in election work

Fellows will be hired for a 3-month position (June – August). There will be the possibility of extensions of positions into the fall given additional funds raised.

Application Deadline: June 26th

All Interested Applications Should Submit a Resume and Answers to the Following Questions to:

  1. What do you hope to build and/or develop personally through this election and election work?
  2. What’s one tactic you would be excited to try to infuse into BYP100’s election work?
  3. If you had to make the decision today, why would you vote or not vote in the 2016 election?

Contact Information:

Charlene Carruthers                                                           Jessica Pierce

National Director                                                                 National Chair

Chicago, IL                                                                           Washington, DC                                            

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